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IBM Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview Details

    Had initial interview contact via LinkedIn. Interviewed manager, sales rep, another SE for technical interview, sales manager, technical sales manager, and regional sales manager. All were very professional and allowed me to ask questions, as well as asking questions of me.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical interview was the most thorough and difficult I have ever had. The hardest questions were on SQL aggregate functions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiating - they made a very good offer and I jumped for it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Strategy Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Armonk, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Armonk, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    There are total of 5 interviews- 2 first round on campus or phone and 3 onsite interviews. All of them comprises of a case interview and behavioral

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate. The salary was standard
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    GBS Entry Level Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 back-to-back interviews, 2 are behavioral and one is a case study interview. Know your resume well, be able to explain what would make you a good fit for the position and be able to describe what a consultant does.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, just highlight why you would be a good consultant   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    better offers

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    get an email about setting up phone interview. after phone interview w/ HR manager, setup a onsite interview. Onsite interview just lasted half day and ended after lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • In a night shift, you found an issue in the product line and stopping the process would lose the product, and there is no other experienced person you can rely on, What you will do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Unix/Linux Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, one on site interview. First interview was a phone interview with team members. Team manager was not present. Asked a lot of questions about experience and documentation. Second interview was in person, asked a lot of the same questions again and walked through the data center. Team manager was not present for this interview either.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Straight forward questions about experience and methods. Emphasis on procedure and documentation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was not permitted for contract employees.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had two rounds of interview. Initial round was telephonic, which was easy. Just the usual BA questions were asked and it was 15 minutes long. Final round was a panel interview, which was more like a technical round. They gave me some scenarios and asked to create use case diagrams.Also asked about RUP process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IBM in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview seem like a courtesy more than an actual oppty. Very broad based questions, tell me what you did and how that can be applied to this position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somers, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somers, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very informative process. I recommend to do your reviewing and see how things go. It will be over the phone interviews. So I recommend practicing your vocal skills and trying to convey a sense of companionship and initiative. Its very easy to sounds bland and boring. But bland and boring will not land the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you have to bring to the company?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consulting Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IBM in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an email which led to a first round phone interview which was personality/fit based. I then went into NYC for the final round interviews since they don't do on campus recruiting at my school. I had two 30-minute, 1 on 1 interviews. One behavioral/fit, the other was the case. Got a phone call a week later saying they were offering me the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to sell a product or an idea to a group.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at IBM in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied at the IBM website and the whole process from application to job offer was 5 months. Initially, the recruiter contacted me quickly within 2 weeks. I was asked to fill out a questionnaire related to the job. I didn't hear from them for months thereafter. I applied for a similar position after several months and was contacted by the recruiter. About a month later I phone interviewed with 2 managers. Then I got the offer after a week. It was a lengthy disorganized process.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were mostly behavioral ones like how did you handle this (scenario). If you are experienced these types of questions are easy to answer because you have gone through them in real life. For example, how do you handle a difficult client manager?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is very little to no room for negotiation. IBM pays lower than their competitors. Be prepared to walk away from the offer if the salary is really below your expectations because from what I hear you won't get a raise for years.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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